Communications is a booming sector around the world, and retaining talent is key to any successful organisation. To better understand this industry in South Africa, the VMA Group Africa conducted research into the South African landscape, exposing issues that impact the communication world today.
The children’s ward at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Umtata, has been transformed. The ward officially reopened on Mandela Day, with MySchool representatives and the Woolworths Umtata store employees spending their 67 minutes playing and reading books with the children in their new playroom.
Collect-a-Can and partners joined hands this Mandela Month and collected about 3000 books to help foster a reading revolution amongst five underprivileged schools thanks to their Collect-a-Book drive.
Winners of the fourth annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards were recently acknowledged for their contributions to industry. Young South African business talent stemming from various business sectors, falling within the 28 to 40 year age group were the focus of the night.
Spark Media has been appointed as the exclusive sales house for Vodacom’s Please Call Me product. They will also be offering advertisers access to Vodacom’s full range of other products.
Nandos has called on middle mall market specialists, MallWorx, a Primedia Unlimited company, to announce the arrival of the brand’s relaunched restaurant with tailored services at Maponya Mall.
Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square will be hosting two unmissable jazz concerts in aid of South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, on Monday, 10 August at 14:30 and 17:30.
The Voorkamerfest will be celebrating its 12th year with rap, jazz, poetry, stand-up comedy, drama, dance and classical music. From Friday, 4 to Sunday, 6 September the festival will take over the picturesque West Coast town of Darling.
Oude Meester has announced a new partnership with The Good Sir, a movement that aims to help young men master the art of being a modern gentleman.
There are more than 120 million Facebook users in Africa, a figure that has spurred the social media giants to set up a base on the continent. Next month an office will be opened in Johannesburg, with Ogilvy & Mather chairperson, Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke at the helm.
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